Kiel University at the Hannover Messe 2019

Kiel University and Partners at Hannover Messe 2018

Wissenschaft trägt wesentlich zur wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Entwicklung des Landes bei. Vom 23. bis 27. April zeigen die Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) und ihre Partner auf der Hannover Messe, wie innovationsstark der Forschungs- und Industriestandort Schleswig-Holstein ist. „Nach dem gelungenen Auftritt im vergangenen Jahr freuen wir uns sehr, dass wir diesmal mit dem Land, der Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein (WTSH), der Kieler Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Strukturentwicklungsgesellschaft (KiWi) und dem Europäischen Röntgenlaser XFEL vier starke Partner an unserer Seite haben. Unter dem Motto ‚WAYS TO SOLUTIONS‘ (‚Wege zu Lösungen‘) stellen wir auf der weltgrößten Industriemesse exzellente CAU-Forschung und ihren Beitrag zu Innovation und Wohlstand heraus“, kündigt Uni-Präsident Professor Lutz Kipp an.

23.4.2018 Schleswig-Holstein Day SH SOLUTIONS

Logo Schleswig-HolsteinFor the first time, there will be a Schleswig-Holstein Day at the Hannover Messe on Monday 23 April. "I am delighted that the state is hosting a reception on the opening day of the trade show at the CAU booth, with the theme 'Business meets Science - Science meets Business'. Many innovative ideas and technologies are developed in Schleswig-Holstein. We therefore have every reason to confidently present ourselves at the world's largest industrial trade show," said Minister-President Daniel Günther. Dr Bernd Bösche, Managing Director of the WTSH, added: "It is an important task of the WTSH to encourage targeted networking and cooperation between companies and universities. Such cooperation brings tangible benefits for both sides. We would like to make this clear to the industry using selected examples, together with the CAU, at the Hannover Messe." 

25.4.2018 European XFEL TECH SOLUTIONS

Logo European XFELThe European XFEL is a new international research facility of superlatives, providing ultrashort and ultrahigh-brilliance X-ray laser flashes that will enable completely new opportunities for science. With its cutting-edge technology, the world’s largest X-ray free-electron laser will not only open up areas of research that scientists could only previously dream of, but it will also spearhead innovation for industrial applications. The European XFEL GmbH, the non-profit company that operates the facility, has a workforce of over 300 employees from more than 40 countries. 12 partner countries are currently contributing to the European XFEL. With construction and commissioning costs of 1.22 billion Euros (2005 price levels) and a total length of 3.4 km, the European XFEL is one of the largest and most ambitious European research facilities to date. More information on the facility can be found on our website:

The goal of the European XFEL is to enable basic science at the forefront as well as innovation of new technologies. The European XFEL is participating in the Hannover Messe to encourage the involvement of industry in our research. This cooperation can take several forms: for example, companies can be industrial users, doing research using the European XFEL's unique suite of instruments and top experts in various basic research fields; or they can develop new, alternative marketable uses for technologies created during the construction of the facility. Possible cases include developing smart energy grid components, studying novel materials for aerospace, investigating new compounds for pharmaceuticals, and expanding the potential of computing power and storage—all performed with tools exclusively available at the European XFEL. Read about the potential impacts of the European XFEL on industry in the Science section of our website ( or speak with our Industrial Liaison Office.

26.4.2018 Kieler Wirtschaftsförderung, KIEL SOLUTIONS

Logo Kieler WirtschaftsförderungOn Thursday 26 April, KiWi will spend a day at the trade show with businesspeople, entrepreneurs and young professionals from the future-orientated sectors of industry and the digital economy. In the afternoon, under the motto "Kiel Solutions", the business location of Kiel will present itself at the CAU booth in all its diversity: from global market leader, to successful examples of knowledge transfer from universities to industry, right through to innovative product developments and future-orientated quarters. "From research into business, from innovation to the market, from the idea to the product. Side by side, we will showcase the strengths and the innovative force of the scientific and business location Kiel," said a delighted Werner Kässens, Managing Director of KiWi, about the joint appearance. With a unique mix of networking and inspiration at the trade show, existing contacts will be strengthened and new contacts made. "The simple and effective idea is to connect companies, entrepreneurs, innovative quarters, universities, young people and institutions with each other. You just have to do it. Exactly like this," Kässens praised the CAU initiative.